Stripped Away by Ellis Carrington ~ Book Review by Leisa

The Escapade Book 2 …

Stripped Away Title: Stripped Away

Author: Ellis Carrington

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Pickyme

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars



David Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend’s kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. The life he knew is over, and he doesn’t know what to do next.


Ricky Slade is itching for a fight. By the time he meets David, he’s struggling to save his business, his best friend, his drug-addict brother, and his own sanity. He’s got no patience for his business partner’s judgmental sibling showing up and getting in his face.

Their furious heat turns into a fiery inferno, but Ricky’s fresh off a bad breakup, and David is getting guilt-tripped by his family and his ex. Every time they fight, they fall into bed, but will that be enough when things around them come apart?

Be advised, this book contains: two men with big egos and bigger trucks, more emotional baggage than they can carry, and a whole lot of man on man action.

Leisa’s View:

The second in Ellis Carrington’s The Escapade series is the continuing story of David, the son of a disgraced Reverend, who is left jobless and adrift after his father’s suicide. He’s the half-brother of Greg from book one. Greg and his business partner, Ricky, operate a topless bar, and David shows up there after losing everything. Initially, Ricky can’t stand David, since he expects the former church employee to have a holier than thou attitude, but opposites attract, and these two are combustible!

This is a good story about less than perfect blue collar men who are dealing with plenty of personal problems, don’t have coat at tie jobs, but ooze sex appeal and burn up the sheets together. I think I like this story best because David and Ricky aren’t perfect. They get on each other’s nerves and fight like cats and dogs, but they can’t seem to stay away from each other. And ultimately, they are exactly what the other man needs.

I recommend this sexy story – it’s full of amazingly hot sexual tension, emotional angst, and two men who deserve a chance for their own happily ever after. However, you definitely should read the first book in The Escapade series, Stripped Clean, before you enjoy Stripped Away in order to fully appreciate the relationships between the characters.

Buy Links

Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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